Fiscal and Contracts Manager

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Accounting and Finance


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.


With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.

Headquartered at Fred Hutch, the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) is the world's largest publicly funded multi-disciplinary international collaboration facilitating the development of vaccines and antibodies to prevent HIV/AIDS. The HVTN’s mission is to fully characterize the safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy of HIV vaccine candidates with the goal of developing a safe, effective vaccine as rapidly as possible for prevention of HIV globally. To date, the Network has conducted the majority of the published, presented, or ongoing clinical trials of preventive HIV vaccines worldwide. In the process, we have gained tremendous experience in implementing an innovative global scientific organization, which combines the intellectual robustness and creativity of academia with the focus and infrastructure of industry. The HVTN has also expanded the scope of preventative infectious disease work to include the intersecting pandemic of TB by working with collaborators to evaluate novel TB vaccine approaches.


The Fiscal and Contract Manager is responsible for the clinical research financial management for the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) and/or the CoVID Prevention Network (CoVPN) including the cooperative agreement, supplement and carry forward requests and many complex subcontracts. Incumbent works under the direction of the Director of Finance, the HVTN Executive Director and Principal Investigator for the HVTN Leadership Operations Center, referring issues and soliciting guidance as necessary, and coordinating the budget-related work of other staff.


  • Develop and monitor clinical trial budgets for the Networks, providing routine reports and projections to management.
  • Oversight in managing multiple large, complex multi-year awards from NIH/NIAID, and other funders.
  • Provide fiscal support and guidance to global clinical research sites, including annual funding requests and monthly invoice/expense report review.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Finance, provide regular and ad hoc reports to HVTN Leadership.
  • Maintain and enhance multiple record keeping and reporting systems for varied and complex sources of funding; develop procedures for implementation, execution, control, and review/audit of fiscal operations.
  • Responsible for providing clinical trial cost estimate to Director of Finance.
  • Manage subaward agreements for clinical research sites, ensuring deliverables are timely and contract requirements are met.
  • Serves as fiscal liaison to cross-network fiscal working groups.
  • Act as fiscal liaison to FHCC Office of Sponsored Research, FHCC Finance, and other CoVPN and/or HVTN sites, providing information as needed for allocation of all funds.
  • Play a key role in the development or revision of policies and procedures under the direction of the Director of Finance, with the focus on those that guide the operations of the financial aspects of the network.
  • Supervise personnel as assigned by Director of Finance.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required. Master‘s in business administration or public administration preferred.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in the Clinical Research field with specific experience working with grants and contracts (federal and foundation).
  • Experience with detailed financial analysis tools and reporting.
  • 1-2 years of supervisory experience required.
  • Strong computer skills—MS Word, Adobe Pro, and advanced knowledge of Excel required.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize work independently with strong attention to detail and superior analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, constantly evolving fiscal management environment.
  • Ability to work in collaboration with ancillary committees, investigators, research staff, supporting administration, and sponsors/funding agencies
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as individually.
  • Available for periodic travel to research sites in other countries


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with Uniform Guidance is highly preferred.
  • Experience with Hyperion, PeopleSoft and related databases is preferred.
  • Experience working internationally and/or working with non-U.S. organizations strongly preferred.


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

The annual base salary range for this position is from $99,444.80 to $157,144.00 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  This position may be eligible for relocation assistance. This position may be eligible for a sign on bonus.


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months).  

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to Human Resources at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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